Cheering ourselves up with Maples

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Acerholic, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Acirón

    Acirón Active Member

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    Yes, is the "little princess". A "second" mini sprout, D.

    Don't worry! I prefer to write in English because this forum is international and the main language is English. Moreover, I practise my English and don't forget :)
     
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  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Absolutely P, I'm just trying to make people feel a little more at home with the odd message in their native tongue.
    Your Little Princess is looking special and way ahead of mine, and is also struggling a little with these late Spring frosts we are experiencing.
     
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  3. Luke’s Maples

    Luke’s Maples Contributor

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    There was one next to it, same size and similar shape. £299 lol
     
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    Luke’s Maples Contributor

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    Lol
     

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  5. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    You are very happy tonight then!!! And just imagine what it will look like in a few years with your tlc ... A good day !!
     
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  6. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Brilliant!!! Wonder if they are now hooked , lol. Let's hope so !!
     
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  7. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Some of my trees are fortunately doing fine.

    Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon' :

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    Acer 'Como' :

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    Acer laevigatum :

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    'Orange Dream' in a very shallow pot :

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    A clever one, Acer griseum : he waited for the frosts to be gone, he's now only preparing to leaf out :

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  8. Luke’s Maples

    Luke’s Maples Contributor

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    A bunch of pics I just took. Ask specifically if you’d like the names but I’m taking the lazy option today lol
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    What's in a name!!!!! So let's just enjoy the beauty.
     
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    A couple more
     

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  11. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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  12. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    How do you store/classify/find your photos ?

    I'm a very "nieporządny chłopiec" as my parents would say, so there's one thing I've tried.

    1/ creating sub-files in alphabetical order. It's not only convenient, but for visually impaired people, it's a help :
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    2/ naming photos with, when possible, the scientific name, even abbreviated like "acerb" for Acer bueregerianum, then numbering each tree if more than one specimen, and lastly, giving a date under the format YY/MM/DD, with a, b, c... for pics taken the same day.

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    When looking for one of the specimens, displaying the photos help to find the right one quickly :

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    The rest of the files in my computer is just a total mess ;0)
     
  13. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Looks like they're getting a lot of protection from the frosts Luke. You have chosen well !!!
     
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    Thanks for the input Alain but I don’t really have the hardware or patience to do that. I just enjoy taking nice shots of trees and their leaves at different stages. Then I share them on here and they just stay on my phone which has loads of storage. I someone asked for a pic of a specific tree I’d be able to flick through my album and find what I was looking for. I know pretty much all of them inside and out. Perhaps in the future when my life is in a more stable state I can buy a computer, camera, laptop etc and start creating files and folders and be more organised. For now, just looking at them will have to be, and is actually enough to keep my satisfied.
     
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  15. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    ;-)

    I don't have the patience either but after spending hours trying to find out files and pictures, I came to that.
     
  16. Luke’s Maples

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    I have noticed a couple of trees that have a couple of sad looking upper branches and leaves and a couple of buds that look like they have died so I haven’t gotten away with it ‘Scott free’ but for the most part they seem happy. Let’s face it, they have survived naturally for centuries in Japan where it gets just as cold as here, so I like to think of it as ‘tough love’ lol ;-)
     
  17. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    You are right Luke, thanks for the reminder to an over protective parent,.lol.
    Really glad that yours are doing well, I did think that after seeing all your photos earlier.
     
  18. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Yes, but in most parts of their native habitats they rarely have to deal with "roller coaster" weather, with 25° for several days in March, then 8° and even -5° at night the next week...
     
  19. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Yes, agreed again, lol. It was 25 ° C here in March and now a
    a few days ago -7° C. Definatly a roller coaster for our trees.
     
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    Shindeshojo.
    Está impresionante
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Estoy de acuerdo G.
     
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  22. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Oui, moi aussi je suis d'accord, très impressionnant...
     
  23. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    It seems mine are one or two weeks ahead of yours, D.

    'Butterfly', 'Redwine', 'Trompenburg', 'Flavescens' and 'Beni hagoromo' :

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    Another USM, "Unidendified Sown Maple" :

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  24. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Very much so Alain, but tbh with these frosts over here atm, I'm not too displeased. Yours are doing very well and I think your Butterfly is one of the best I've seen at this time of the year for a long time.
     
  25. Shin-Deshojo

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    @Luke’s Maples , impressive collection mate, you must not know at where direction to look at when you sit in front of them lol.
     

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